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What does a conveyancing solicitor do for the buyer?

Last Updated: February 9th, 2023

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Buying a property is a complex and often stressful process. Fortunately, there are professionals who can help make the process easier and less risky. That’s where our incredibly talented team of conveyancing solicitor come into play.

A conveyancing solicitor is a specialist in property law and helps with the legal aspects of buying a property. They play a crucial role in ensuring that the transaction is completed smoothly and that the buyer’s rights and interests are protected.

Here are some of the key tasks that a conveyancing solicitor carries out for a buyer:

Reviewing the Contract

The first step in the conveyancing process is to review the contract. The solicitor will carefully examine the terms of the agreement and make sure that the buyer understands their rights and obligations. They will also advise the buyer on any issues that may arise during the transaction.

At times, legal terminology can be convoluted, but our solicitors are trained to prevent any misunderstandings that may arise from language complexity, so the buyer is not faced with unexpected outcomes. With a conveyancing solicitor by their side, the buyer can feel confident in making one of the biggest purchases of their life.

Carrying out searches

As part of the home-buying process, your solicitor will carry out various searches to ensure that there are no issues with the property. These searches include local authority searches, environmental searches, and drainage and water searches. The solicitor will also check if there are any planning restrictions or building regulations that may impact the property.

Due diligence is extremely important in a situation where you are about to make one of the most expensive purchases in your life. A seasoned conveyancing solicitor typically possesses extensive expertise in the real estate industry. They are equipped with the knowledge of what to scrutinize, safeguarding the buyer’s interests by mitigating any potential problems.

Reviewing the Title Deeds

The conveyancing solicitor will carefully review the title deeds to ensure that the seller has the right to sell the property and that there are no outstanding issues that could affect the buyer’s ownership. For example, they will check if there are any mortgage or loan charges, restrictions on the use of the property, or rights of way for others to use the property.

They will also check if there are any covenants, conditions, or obligations attached to the property, such as restrictions on alterations or use for business purposes.

By reviewing the title deeds, the conveyancing solicitor can identify any potential problems early on in the process and advise the buyer accordingly. As always, the goal is to ensure that the buyer has a clear and complete understanding of the property they are purchasing, reducing the risk of any future disputes or problems.

Negotiating with the Seller’s Solicitor

The solicitor will negotiate with the seller’s solicitor on behalf of the buyer to resolve any issues that may arise during the transaction. They will also make sure that the buyer is protected by the terms of the contract.

Handling the Exchange and Completion

Finally, the solicitor will handle the exchange of contracts and the completion of the transaction. They will make sure that the buyer has the necessary funds in place and will handle the transfer of funds from the buyer to the seller.

Making this complex process as smooth as possible for the buyer

In conclusion, a conveyancing solicitor plays a crucial role in the buying process by helping the buyer to understand their rights and obligations, carrying out vital checks and searches, and handling the legal aspects of the transaction. By hiring a qualified and experienced conveyancing solicitor, the buyer can have peace of mind and a smooth buying process.

At Gorvins, we have a team of expert conveyancing solicitors who have years of experience in the property market. Our solicitors provide a personal and tailored service, ensuring that each of our client’s needs is met and that the buying process runs smoothly from start to finish.

We also use our own bespoke conveyancing mobile app where your solicitor can keep in touch with you at every step of the home-buying process in a fast and smooth manner.

With our extensive knowledge and expertise, you can be confident that your interests are protected and that you receive the best possible outcome.


Through a very stressful process buying a first home, Gorvins were confident and collected. Able to deliver what they promised and kept me updated through the stages. I was glad to have No Stress experience with our conveyancer in amongst the chaos of the rest of it.

Used as recommended by my mortgage advisor for a remortgage.  My case was dealt with by Natasha Sands and she made it complete smoothly and to my satisfaction.  Communication was great and all my questions answered promptly.  Will not hesitate to use again next time.

Fantastic service and for a fair price, special thanks to Joseph Hirst who dealt with my account from start to finish and was always on hand to deal with any queries I had, always got back to me in good time and made the whole process as stress free as possible.

Go with Gorvins, if you want peace of mind!

I recently instructed Gorvins to act on my behalf in the purchase of 5 apartments in Liverpool. I am happy to report that I was more than pleased with their performance.The services provided by the person in charge of the file at Gorvins was most professional, reliable and efficient. In fact she went out of her way to help in aspects which was not her responsibility and as a result the deal went­­ through smoothly.

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